H. R. McMaster

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H. R. McMaster
H.R. McMaster ARCIC 2014.jpg
26th National Security Advisor
Assumed office
February 20, 2017
President Donald Trump
Deputy K. T. McFarland
Preceded by Keith Kellogg (Acting)
Personal details
Born Herbert Raymond McMaster
July 24, 1962 (1962-07-24) (age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s) Kathleen Trotter (1985–present)
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Army Meritorious Service Medal (5)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Army Achievement Medal (4)
Military service
Nickname(s) The Iconoclast General
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1984–present
Rank Army-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant general
Commands Eagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center
Joint Anti-Corruption Task Force (Shafafiyat), International Security Assistance Force
Maneuver Center of Excellence
Army Capabilities Integration Center
Battles/wars Persian Gulf War
 • Battle of 73 Easting
War on Terror
 • Iraq War
 • War in Afghanistan

Herbert Raymond "H. R." McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is an American Lieutenant General in the United States Army and author. He is the 26th and current United States National Security Advisor since February 20, 2017.[1] He was commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

McMaster served as Director of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Shafafiyat (CJIATF-Shafafiyat) (Transparency) at ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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